Meaning of Labour Day in English:

Labour Day


  • A public holiday or day of festivities held in honour of working people, in many countries on 1 May, in the US and Canada on the first Monday in September.

    ‘Point out that some people have to work on Labor Day and some don't.’
    • ‘Although many may think Labour Day celebrations are a relatively recent phenomenon, the Canadian history of this annual holiday dates back almost a hundred years.’
    • ‘Everything is so front-loaded that I don't think waiting till Labor Day is smart.’
    • ‘Parades, and speeches by labor leaders and political figures, mark Labor Day celebrations.’
    • ‘Within the next few years, the idea spread from coast to coast, and all states celebrated Labor Day.’
    • ‘Understand the events which led to the observance of Labor Day as a National Holiday.’
    • ‘But while the US celebrates in September, most of the world celebrates Labor Day on May 1st.’
    • ‘While many people just think of Labor Day as the end of summer - it is actually an important historical holiday.’
    • ‘Read on for some history of Labour Day and follow the links at the bottom of the page for related organizations.’
    • ‘Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York observed Labor Day on the first Monday in September that year.’
    • ‘President Grover Cleveland signed a law designating the first Monday in September as Labor Day nationwide.’
    • ‘Then in 1894, Congress passed a law recognizing Labor Day as an official national holiday.’
    • ‘The beautification of Water Square in the Trelawny capital was the national Labour Day project.’
    • ‘The Labor Day march across the Mackinac Bridge led by Michigan's governor has replaced the Detroit march.’
    • ‘This solidarity resulted in the Labour Day march being opened to all workers for the first time in 1890.’
    • ‘If a non-qualified employee is not asked to work on Labour Day, he or she gets the day off with no pay.’
    • ‘Nowadays, Labor Day is associated less with union activities and protest marches and more with leisure.’
    • ‘And so on this Labor Day, when many have the day off, we thank our men and women who wear our uniform.’
    • ‘Today the Labour Day march is a celebration of organised labour's achievements on behalf of the worker.’
    • ‘Many Canadians will have the day off Monday for Labour Day in honour of working people everywhere.’